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Malvern Prep DB Steven Rose Jr. will head to Delaware to play for the Blue Hens @StevenRoseJr2 @MalvernPrepFB @CoachGueriera

Written by: on Monday, September 7th, 2020

 

Dave Gueriera, head coach at Malvern Prep, is no stranger to putting out D1 football players. This year is no exception. Well, there is one. This year, if no changes are made quickly, his D1 stars won’t see the field this fall. Too bad because we won’t get to see the Steven Rose show. This talented DB is a force for all receivers to reckon with. His speed and skills on the field make him a dangerous player. The 5’11” 190 safety has received numerous offers, and his offer sheet is impressive: Delaware st, Army, Marshall, Bowling Green, Fordham, Furman, Lehigh, Holy Cross, Yale, UPenn, Lafayette, Bryant, Stony Brook, Richmond and Buffalo all put a bid in for his talents, but it was the University of Delaware program than won him over.  He made his announcement on twitter this past weekend:

 


We caught up with Steven to find out what went into his decision:

PFN: How long have you played football?

Steven: Since I was 5

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Blue Hens?

Steven: I had a great connection with the coaches, we would talk on the phone every week, they got new beautiful facilities coming in, new stadium, and it is everything that I’m looking for in a school.

PFN: Why commit early/commit to them?

Steven: I had a great connection with the coaches, we would talk on the phone every week, they got new beautiful facilities coming in, new stadium, and it is everything that I’m looking for in a school.

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Delaware, who recruited you?

Steven: Coach Polin was a big influence in my decision because he was my area recruiter and we would talk every week. But not only Coach Polin, I had multiple zooms with Coach Rocco, Coach Rojas, and Coach Legg which influenced my decision

PFN: What are they getting in player like you?

Steven: They’re getting a Dog with high motor energy, a versatile safety, physicality, aggressiveness and also a great student

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

Steven: The recruiting process was different because I couldn’t visit like I usually would have but it was good because I had time to do my research on the university and to get to know the coaches on a personal level.

PFN: How did the Covid 19 pandemic affect your decision?

Steven:  COVID affected my decision because I committed earlier than I would have if there was no COVID

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

Steven: Any of the 3 safety spots there

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

Steven: Not yet I’m most likely going to go in undecided

PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?

Steven: My parents played a big role because they told me to go where I was wanted most and to go where I can reach the next level at and I agreed with that but also they made it clear that it was my decision and wherever I chose that they are going to ride with me.

PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the Delaware program?

Steven: The new facilities that are about to be done

PFN: What are you most looking forward to while playing for the Blue Hens?

Steven: The thing I’m looking forward to most while playing for Delaware is to just get on the field and play infront of the home crowd!

PFN: Tell everyone out there in the football world something they’d never know about you until you told them:

Steven: I can bench 225 16 times

PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?

Steven: My dad. He played at Delaware state and knows what it takes to be a division one football player, so he taught me hard work, dedication, and the love for the game

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